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South Sound Estuary AssociationPO Box 2182
Olympia, WA 98507
South Sound Estuarium
309 State Ave. NE
OPEN Saturdays and Sundays
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
$3 single adults, $1 youth (18 and under)
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South Sound Estuarium Docent Training
Next docent training/estuarium orientation is scheduled for this coming Saturday, the 25th, 4:30 – 5:30, at the Estuarium, 309 State Ave. NE, Olympia.
We would love to have you join our team. If you are interested in being docent, please plan to attend.
Questions: contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 360 915-0773 and leave her a message.
Today’s forecast is not looking good for mural painting, so we are postponing the community painting day until tomorrow, Sunday the 19th, 10 -2.
SSEA welcomes Taisha McFall as the new Estuarium Manager. Taisha has a degree in Evolutionary Biology. She has been an Estuarium docent for some months and is excited to assume the manager position upon Troy’s departure for a job at the Pacific Science Center in Seattle.
Taisha has plans to expand programing and improve exhibits at the Estuarium. She would welcome your ideas as well. Stop by to welcome her.
In addition to crabs, sea stars, anemone, and other creatures, we were surprised to see Nanomia Siphonophore (picture on the left) in great numbers at last Friday’s Pier Peer. Also found several chitons (picture on right). Sign up for a pier peer (under events) for the opportunity to see unusual marine life yourself.
This is the opening weekend for SSEA’s Meet the Beach program!
We’ll be Burfoot County Park and Tolmie State Park from 11-2 both Saturday and Sunday (June 4 and 5th) for exceptionally low tides. Remember Tolmie requires a Discovery Pass for parking.
The weather promises to be great, come join us! See full schedule for other dates when Beach Naturalists will be available? 2016 Meet the Beach Schedule flyer
Remember last Father’s Day pipefish were born in one of our Aquariums. (see picture to the left and notice how big they are getting.)
April 23rd, 7 pm “Songs for SSEA”
OLYMPIA ELKS LODGE, 1818 4TH AVE. E, OLYMPIA, WA
TICKETS: $20/PERSON Tickets will be available at the door!
(Older children are welcome.)
Featuring music by PINNIPED, Acoustic Celtic Trio. Trio members are: Erik Correia (guitar, voice), Sarah Kellington (fiddle, voice), and Bill Kellington (bodhran, guitar, voice). They play mostly-traditional mostly-celtic acoustic music.
KEN BEVIS, Storyteller/Musician. He is a singer/song writer, guitarist, biologist, birder, fisherman, hunter, hiker, skier. His songs are often about animals and nature. He loves to perform and share his love of nature. He thinks he is funny (others do too!) and yes he is a storyteller.
No Host Bar and refreshments
Kiirsten Flynn, Research Biologist, SSEA Discover Speaker Series
Kiirsten will be giving an overview of regional marine mammals that spend time in Puget Sound, the Salish Sea and off of our coast. She will touch on the resurgence of both harbor porpoise in southern Puget Sound, and humpbacks in the Salish Sea. Other topics will include on-going research on these species, what do to if you see a stranded marine mammal as well as an update on the northern Puget Sound gray whales.
LOTT WET Science Center
500 Adams St NE, Olympia, Washington 98501
Sound Ecology with Cascadia Research Collective
Come join us for a fascinating evening about the work of Cascadia Research Collective.
Explore * Connect * Inspire
Discovery Speaker Series ~ Free
Cascadia Research is a non-profit, tax-exempt (recognized by the IRS under501c3) scientific and education organization based in Olympia, Washington, USA. We were founded in 1979 primarily to conduct research needed to manage and protect threatened marine mammals.
Learn more at http://www.cascadiaresearch.org/
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